Stetam said:$595 from the CMP
Civilian Marksmanship Program.buckhunter said:stetam what is CMP?
I am not in the league of a Scott Duff when it comes to M1 acumen, so I'm still learning about them. As for the lockbar sights, I'm not sure when they were implemented. I've never read Duff's book but it sounds like something I should get and I'm still nosing my way around the CMP forums to learn about them. As for my '39, it's an early gun, but not all original. S/N is below 92,000, the bolt has been replaced and it was rebarreled in 1963. It has the poppet valve as well as a NM operating rod. An old Marine owned this gun. I know he shot it along with others. At the time, I'd never researched these and didn't know the first thing about them, only that I wanted to get one. I bought it because it was in what looked to be nice shape, and it's proven itself as it functions and shoots well. If it's to be called a "parts gun" it doesn't bother me. I intend to the change the sights for NM front and rear as these are too crude for my feeble eyes.tdd said:Nice rifle. Wouldn't a '39-vintage have flush-nut or lockbar sights and be a Gas Trap, not Gas Port, rifle?
I certainly am not finding fault, just curious. It's a beauty of a rifle.
Tomorrow can't come soon enough...picking up an outstanding 5.8mil range SA rifle in the afternoon. Near the tail end of M1 production, and looks like a nearly new rifle. It originally came from CMP's north store, and the guy selling it to me needs the funds to finish a Winchester M1 off (needed a correct stock and barrel for it...and Winnie's bring a premium).
I'll try to round up my 4 CMP rifles tomorrow afternoon and take a pic.